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State tax panel gets an earful

North Georgia residents and elected officials have a few ideas about how to change taxes in Georgia.

September 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville delays reservoir mediation

At the request of the city of Gainesville, mediation talks between the city and Hall County concerning the Cedar Creek Reservoir may have to wait.

September 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville High School receives national honor

Gainesville High School was one of seven schools honored statewide on Thursday as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

September 09, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Quinlan honors arts teachers

Art teacher Tandy Ray believes among its many benefits, an arts education can create more positive attitudes about school, serve as a creative outlet and relieve student stress.

September 08, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County agrees to mediation with Gainesville over Cedar Creek reservoir

The Hall County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday morning to mediation with the city of Gainesville over the Cedar Creek reservoir.

September 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Missing Gainesville woman found at mental health facility

After she was missing for three days, authorities found Gainesville woman Adela Arroyo at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she had checked herself into Laurelwood, a division of the medical center that treats those with mental health problems.

September 08, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


18-year-old arrested in robbery case

Authorities have arrested another teenage suspect in a recent string of armed robberies in Forsyth County, though they say he wasn't involved in Sunday night's fatal grocery store shooting.

September 08, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Power of the Purse to auction unique, beaded handbag

WomenSource will be auctioning off one very special handbag at its third annual Power of the Purse fundraiser Tuesday.

September 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area office building blighted by graffiti

When employees arrived for work at the Academy Oak Business Center in Gainesville, they immediately noticed something was there that shouldn't be.

September 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch residents to voice opinions on utility rates

Flowery Branch water and sewer users get a chance to voice their opinions tonight over a proposed new set of utility rates.

September 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen murder suspect pleads guilty, gets life sentence

Teen defendant Daniel Vilchis-Ayala has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Ramon Hernandez.

September 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities: Labor Day weekend quieter this year

Though the Labor Day holiday weekend was quieter than last year's across the state, two traffic accidents in Hall County kept local authorities busy.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board votes for slight tax drop

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a modest reduction to the property tax rate Tuesday, lowering the millage rate for fiscal 2011 to 7.39, down from 7.41.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather goes back and forth as we head into fall

Labor Day weekend brought Gainesville its coolest weather since May 20. However, there could be just a couple more weeks of temperatures in the 90s this year, a National Weather Service forecaster predicts.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Late cyclist remembered as a preacher with a ‘glow’

Thomas Jacob "T.J." Pattillo had an uplifting glow about him that attracted tons of friends and acquaintances.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

A Suwanee man suffered severe injuries to his feet, one of which was "a complete amputation," after a boating incident Saturday on Lake Lanier, according ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Saturday Dollar General robbery

An armed robbery suspect Saturday pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the Dollar General clerk on Atlanta Highway, according to authorities.

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former resource officer chief used tax money for $10K buying spree

The former supervisor of the county's school resource officer program spent thousands of tax dollars on guns and gadgets he kept after his retirement ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two who really stuck to it: Pair of Wrigley employees celebrate 40 years with company

When Janice Bryans leaves work at the Wrigley factory in the late evenings, she often sees a family of deer grazing on the lawn.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Student translators make new friends while assisting others at Pan American Championships

While many are students were excited to finish the school year, a group of students from World Language Academy had an exciting weekend for a ...

May 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


School rallies to aid ailing classmate suffering from incurable brain afflcition

Cailen Rundles had regular headaches, leg and back pains and vision problems as a second-grader. He "threw up all the time for no reason," his ...

May 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local






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